The Women's Club I belong to met tonight at our house. We always have a business meeting and sometimes we have a program. I always volunteer to be hostess for we love having company at Linderhof. As we've done before when we met here, Husband Jim was the program. And the subject . . .
A wine tasting! Husband Jim has done wine tastings for 20 years and he makes them both fun and informative. With a varied group of women coming to the tasting, the wine should be varied as well!
The perfect place in Spring for a wine tasting?
The patio. Husband Jim spent all afternoon, making sure the patio was spotless, arranging tables and chairs and putting tablecloths on the tables as well.
The baker's rack was the perfect place for the wine glasses
And "the bar" held tubs of chilled wine.
But you can't sample wine without eating and my capable co-hostesses, Sharon and Jane, help provide a lavish spread.
Which was served from the breakfast room table. Twenty or so years ago, I bought 50 of the little glass plates -- they have served me well over the years and they've saved me thousands (well, perhaps hundreds) of dollars and they go through the dishwasher!
My contribution to the feast?
White chocolate dipped strawberries . . .
Greek Salsa . . .
Brie in puff pastry -- decorated with a wine glass.
The ladies and husband Jim as he explained one of the wines they were about to try.
The Greek Salsa came from Daughter Sarah. It's an easy appetizer, so good and just that little bit different of a dish that everyone asks for the recipe.
6 large vine ripened tomatoes, diced
1 small red onion, diced
2 oz. Feta cheese, crumbled
1 small jar Kalamata olives, sliced
1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients except corn chips. Serve at room temperature with corn chips for dipping.
It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch and Kathleen at CuisineKathleen for Let's Dish.